Two other student leaders arrested in Iran
Friday, July 11, 2003 - ©2003 IranMania.com
TEHRAN, June 11 (AFP) - Two student leaders in Iran, Said Razavi Faghih and Mehdi Habibi, have been arrested, a senior higher education ministry official said Friday, quoted by the student news agency ISNA.
The latest arrests raised to five the number of students detained in 48 hours.
The two belong to the main pro-reform student movement, Office to Consolidate Unity (OCU), which groups several Islamic associations at universities in Tehran and the provinces.
Ali Akbar Mohseni, head of the ministry's security services, said Faghih was detained late Thursday at the order of the Tehran prosecutor's office.
Faghih lead a November 2002 protest movement against a death sentence imposed on reformist academic Hashem Aghajani for blasphemy. After 10 days of protests, the sentence was scrapped but a new ruling has yet to be announced.
Habibi is president of the Islamic association of students at Tehran's Amir Kabir University and a known liberal.
Three student activists were already arrested Wednesday, just minutes after holding a press conference to blast the Islamic regime for banning events marking the anniversary of bloody student clashes with security forces in 1999. http://www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?NewsCode=16884&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs
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